I. Subjects have the right to file Copyright Application:
Under Vietnam Law on Intellectual Property, authors, and copyright holders may directly file or authorize other organizations or individuals to file applications for copyright registration at Copyright Office of Viet Nam (COV).
From the date of filling, within 15–20 working days:
- if the application satisfies all copyright protection conditions, COV shall grant a registered copyright certificate. The applicant or the representative can pick up the Copyright Certificate after paying issuing certificate fee.
- if the application fails to satisfy copyright protection conditions, COV shall issue a decision on refusal to grant a certificate. Applicant can appeal this decision on refusal within 90 days from the date of receiving or must know the decision.